frugivorous

[froo-jiv-er-uh s]

Origin of frugivorous

1705–15; < Latin frūgi-, combining form of frūx fruit + -vorous
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frugivorous

adjective
  1. feeding on fruit; fruit-eating

Word Origin for frugivorous

C18: from frugi- (as in frugal) + -vorous
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Word Origin and History for frugivorous
adj.

from Latin frugi-, stem of frux "fruit, produce," related to fructus (see fruit) + -vorous.

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